When Ripken First Took the Field
The streak began on May 30, 1982 when Orioles Manager Earl Weaver started Ripken at third base against the Toronto Blue Jays at Memorial Stadium. The day before, Floyd Rayford started in Cal's place at third base in the second games of a doubleheader against Toronto.
Ripken moved to shortstop for good on July 1, 1982, when the Orioles played the Cleveland Indians at Memorial Stadium. The last Oriole besides Ripken to start as shortstop was Lenn Sakata, who played there on June 30, 1982 against the Indians.
Here’s what the world was up to back then:
CAL RIPKEN'S HOROSCOPE FOR MAY 30, 1982
Virgo: Period of seclusion is temporary; cycle high and you'll soon “burst upon the scene.” Techniques are being perfected, procedures are being streamlined--you'll make the right move at the correct time. Places play an important role.
MOVIES IN THEATRES ON MAY 30, 1982
IN THE NEWS ON MAY 30, 1982
BEST-SELLING HARDCOVER BOOK ON MAY 30, 1982
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MOST POPULAR SONGS OF 1982
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